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Old 01-18-2005, 11:12 PM   #1
zwyrbla
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Installed netbeans but won't run.


Alright i run slack 10 with the original java 1.4.2_04 installed. im currently taking a java class and netbeans is part of the course. Now i donwloaded netbeans and installed it but when i try to run it i get this error

/opt/netbeans-4.0/bin/netbeans
Cannot find java. Please use the --jdkhome switch.

any help would be great thanks.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 02:00 AM   #2
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It says that it can't find the java binary to run and want's you to specify where the java installation directory is. I'm going to install it now and see how to do that...
 
Old 01-19-2005, 02:13 AM   #3
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Ok got it.

When you run netbeans, the shell script gets run - runide.sh, which would be under NetBeans3.6/bin/runide.sh. When you run that, and gives you that error, you must add --jdkhome /path/to/java/directory after it like so
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$ sh runide.sh --jdkhome /the/path/to/your/java/directory
My path, for example, would be /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_01 The folder /usr/java/ is where java is installed by default, but when you install netbeans, it installs the java stuff too. If you installed netbeans as root, then you had a chance to install it in /usr/java, but if not, then it might be in your home directory somewhere.

Last edited by student04; 01-19-2005 at 02:16 AM.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 11:23 AM   #4
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thanks worked great
 
Old 04-13-2006, 10:42 AM   #5
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I just ran into this problem myself. An easier solution, which worked for me, was to specify the $JAVA_HOME enironment variable.

[b****@cs bin]$ ./netbeans --jdkhome $JAVA_HOME
 
  


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